Dick & Ann Grace did not set out to create a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, one that would become one of the first “cult” wines in America. Yet that’s precisely what happened, and in the years that followed, the couple have steered Napa Valley toward charity and compassion – both of which also define their leadership at Grace Family Vineyards.
Their values are reflected in their company’s mission statement: “Wine as a catalyst towards healing our planet.” It’s hardly surprising, then, that Grace Family Vineyards raises well over a million dollars annually for various charitable causes, including the Naples Children & Education Foundation – “A Saving Grace” in more ways than one.
Nothing captures the Grace Family’s approach to philanthropy more perfectly than this lot. To celebrate the 2019 Festival, Grace Family Vineyards has etched and hand-painted two, 6 Liter bottles – a 2016 Grace Family Vineyards Blank Vineyard Cabernet and a 2016 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – with the logos of 2018 NCEF beneficiaries.
This lot also includes a very special white truffle dinner with Italian wine pairings at the home of the winning bidder for five fortunate couples. This culinary extravaganza will be prepared by none other than celebrated D’Amico & Partners co-founders and brothers Richard and Larry D’Amico, plus chefs from two of their wildly popular Naples dining destinations – Campiello chef Mike Dalton and The Continental chef Andrew Wicklander. It’s a chance to come together with like-minded friends and toast to the joyful future of Collier’s kids, all while sharing delicious food and exceptional wines.
Just as the Grace Family has introduced a unique and revolutionary philanthropic style, these etched and hand painted large format Grace Family bottles are the rarest of the rare — produced solely for donation at charity auctions, such as the Naples Winter Wine Festival.
Won’t you become join Ann and Dick Grace in becoming a “Saving Grace” for the children of our community? Paddles up, everyone!
The White Truffle dinner is to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date between October 15–December 15, 2019 in the winning bidder’s home in Naples, Florida. If a different timeframe is requested, the menu will be paired with Black Truffles.
Ann & Dick Grace of Grace Family Vineyards and Richard D’Amico